A day long Training Program on “Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment” was held on 16 February 2017 at BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention & Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS), organized by BUET-JIDPUS in association with University of Trieste, Italy. The training program was attended by 32 participants, including students and faculty members from BUET, DU, MIST, CUET, UAP, Khulna University and representatives (engineers) from PWD, LGED, RHD, RAJUK, HBRI, BWDB, UBSP. This training program was organized as an activity under HEQEP Project CP-3140 “Development of Post-Graduate Research and Degree Programs in Disaster Risk Reduction at New Institute on Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety” of University Grants Commission Government of Bangladesh.
Dr. Md. Mazharul Haque, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, and Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, spent some time at the training program. In his address to the participants, he stressed the importance of the subject matter. Speakers in the training program included Dr. Fabio Romanelli, Dr. Franco Vaccari, Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini. The training program ended with a discussion session and certificate awarding. Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Director of BUET-JIDPUS distributed the certificates among the participants.